Second Saturday Readers-Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
LVDL’s Adult Book Discussion on the Second Saturday of the month at 10:00a.m. This month’s title is Shanghai Girls by Lisa See. In prewar 1930s Shanghai, carefree sisters Pearl Chin and younger, prettier May are the “beautiful girls” whose images on posters beckon viewers to buy products. They openly scoff at their parents’ superstitious, old-world ways, but they soon learn that the good life is but an illusion. The Japanese army’s brutal invasion of the city makes their lives as beautiful girls impossible. Their businessman father loses everything to the ruthless mob, and to pay off his debts he forces his daughters into arranged marriages to Chinese men living in the United States.
Books area available at the Circulation Desk the month prior to the discussion. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome to attend.Read more >